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EXPIRED - DEALER AD: GREEN MOUNTAIN AUDIO CALYPSO Seriously one of the very finest engineered and sounding speakers made
Buy with confidence see our feedback and on Audiogon under the name GURU
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If you are looking for audiophile pyrotechnics perhaps not? Sub bass that will destroy soft tissue, nope.. 20 layers of piano lacquer, look elsewhere
Now..If you value your music and just want to be immersed in the zone, look no further this is your speaker!
What can I say that hasn't already been said by the pro reviewers. Not much except this, the man behind GMA is the real McCoy meaning he is a brilliant legit engineer that really knows his sh't blind and put 110% effort into his craft. And in our industry despite what you may believe thats really rare...Do I dig this company and these speakers, what do you think.
Seriously if they fit your room GRAB em you will never be sorry.
Note the retail pricing is based on the current USD pricing at 14900.00
Green Mountain Audio Calypso
Application(s). Time-coherent 3-way floorstanding speaker for use in all but the largest of rooms.
Room size. Medium to large, 300-1,000sf.
User adjustability (Soundfield Convergence™). Midrange and tweeter positions adjust front-to-rear independently.
Power (amplifier’s 8 ohm rating). 7 to 170 Watts.
Response. In-room, typically +/- 2dB from 45Hz to 20kHz; -3dB frequencies below 40Hz and above 22kHz.
Distortion. <0.5% harmonic 100Hz-12kHz, <1% intermodulation, both at 100dB at 1m. (I.M.D. is for any two frequencies separated by a 10:1 ratio.)
Phase shift. +/- 3 degrees acoustically, from 220Hz to 8kHz. Does not vary with loudness.
Rise time. <10 microseconds, positive or negative input. Does not vary with loudness.
Polarity. Positive, over full bandwidth.
Dispersion. Omni at 40Hz, smoothly decreasing to cardioid at 10kHz.
Impedance. 4.75 Ohms, +/- 0.75 Ohms 150Hz to 20kHz. Does not vary with loudness.
Sensitivity. 88dB for 2.83V at 1m, at sea level. Dynamically linear within 0.5dB to 100dB.
Max SPL. 105dB peak at 3m from a stereo pair, first-arrival (without room gain).
Pair matching. Amplitude +/- 0.25dB; impedance +/- 0.15 Ohms, 160Hz-8kHz; crossover parts +/- .15%.
Size. 51"H; 13.5" Square at base.
Weight. 100lbs. (45kg) each; may vary depending upon side panels chosen.
Woofer diameter. 8" (21cm).
Woofer construction. Low-mass Nomex fiber rigid cone. Very low resonant frequency from highly-compliant ultra-linear suspension of synthetic rubber and fully-vented flat spider; high-power, 4-layer 1.25" (32mm) voice coil. Alloy chassis; 22.5oz. (640g) magnet; 0.35" (9mm) p-p linear excursion; 30.6g moving mass. Shorting rings around voice coil for low distortion.
Woofer cabinet. Woofer mounted in Q-Stone™ chamber atop slender wood column, twisted 45 degrees to reduce reflections. Internal Golden-Ratio Baffle™, 4th-order Butterworth ported with nearly zero box loss.
Woofer / Bass port. 3" (7.5cm) aerodynamic port on rear side tuned to 42Hz. An angled location prevents the Calypso HD’s port from resonating with the space to the wall behind. Working with the internal Golden-Ratio Baffle™, the port transmits pressures most efficiently. No tones other than the lowest bass will emerge. Mirror-imaging allows proper operation in all rooms.
Midrange diameter. 4" (10cm).
Midrange construction. Low-mass rigid cone of Kevlar skins laminated over Nomex honeycomb core. 6.2g moving mass. Very low resonant frequency from high-compliance suspension. Coated foam surround and large spider. 1" (25mm) hex-wound copper voice coil on Kapton former,
removed email for privacyrbon fiber reinforced ABS non-magnetic chassis; 20oz. (567g) magnet. 0.25" (6mm) p-p linear excursion. Response -3dB at 350Hz and 3,150Hz.
Midrange enclosure. Resistively vented in alliptic, non-diffractive Q-Stone™ enclosure containing damped acoustic line. The resistive vent suppresses the natural low-frequency resonance. A second-stage muffler has been added over the rear of this vent.
Tweeter diameter. 1.1" (28mm).
Tweeter construction. Lightweight linen dome, hand-coated with polymer. High-compliance, inverse-roll contiguous suspension. Hex-wound copper-clad aluminum voice coil wire, Ferrofluid cooled, high-strength aluminum alloy former, vented into large, damped rear chamber. 0.46g moving mass. Double neodymium magnets, fully shielded.
Tweeter enclosure. In alliptic, non-defractive, Q-Stone™ enclosure with integrated tweeter chassis damping.
iring. Woofer, Midrange, Tweeter: Exclusive High Definition CopperMatrix™ wire by Marigo Labs: 18-gauge, 500+ strand Litz wires of six-nines purity, single crystal, oxygen-free copper with proprietary winding geometry; double cryogenically-treated, organic dielectric insulation; proprietary internal vibration damping system. Pure metals love to ring. They do so sideways and also along their lengths. Because of their design, these CopperMatrix™ wires do not and can not ring.
Crossover. Balanced-Phase™ first-order circuit.
Zobel circuit's capacitor. Woofer, Midrange, Tweeter: Ultra-premium quality.
Crossover principal capacitor. Woofer: N/A. Midrange, Tweeter: Ultra-premium quality.
Crossover bypass capacitor. Woofer: N/A. Midrange, Tweeter: Ultra-premium quality.
Binding posts. Made by Vampire Wire of pure oxygen-free copper, directly gold plated. Mounted on the back.
“Calling the Calypso's presentation natural smacks a tad of reviewer cliché but once you hear these speakers, the term seems an ideal descriptor. It didn't matter how long I listened or to what genre of music, I did not experience the slightest inkling of fatigue or boredom. Instrumental and vocal timbre was spot on. Beats, rhythmic flow plus the sense of drama and excitement were all there. There was plenty of grip, speed and dynamically, they would turn on a dime.” – Paul Candy
These speakers were superb in several key areas. Their ability to disappear and throw a huge 3D soundstage with focused life-like images was uncanny as was their low-level resolution, transient fidelity and micro/macro dynamic ability. Tonally, the Calypsos were well balanced with an extended and intelligible bass, a lovely well defined midrange and a detailed yet sweet treble. They displayed a sense of rightness that was remarkable and unmatched by anything else I have heard. All these characteristics will go a long way in fooling the listener into believing they're hearing the real thing and not some hifi abomination.” – Paul Candy
Hifi Shark used price range: $7,000 - $8,000
Remember if you need to match this speaker with any gear, we are confident we have what it takes to help you out, please inquire.
Non stocking: Yes
Consignment and non-stocking goods are usually packed and ready to ship therefore photos are not always original unless there is damage or anything unusual. As well, shipping commences once all funds have cleared bank accounts which takes approx. 7 business days.
Photos: Are original
Warranty: Factory prorated
Shipping and Handling: Are covered by the buyer unless otherwise arranged. Shipments are always sent fully insured again unless buyer makes other arrangements.
Tax brokerage and duties: Tax: Pricing in Canada does not include provincial or federal sales tax. All new or demo equipment is subject to taxations according to each province or country of export. All international clients are subject to all brokerage, taxation and or duties and brokerage in accordance with their country
May 19, 16 7:23pm
These units do not have their original boxes but we will pack them professionally prior to shipping.
All paperwork ie manuals etc are available from the manufacturer
Dec 26, 16 6:39pm
For 1000.00 more they can go through Green MTN Audio for a complete check up and seal of factory approval
A handshake and a heartfelt congrats on making one of your best purchases ever!